"Make It With Wool" winners' gallery

Feb 22, 2013
by WLJ

Last month, the winners of the 65th annual Make It With Wool (MIWW) contestants were chosen during the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Annual Convention. Now here is a presentation of the champions and their award-winning designs.

Adult Winner: Charlene Colon from Fayetteville, NC, was named the 2013 National MIWW Adult Winner for her three-piece ensemble inspired by Chanel Couture. As part of her winnings, Colon won an all-expense-paid trip to the national competition in San Antonio.

Senior Winner: Mallory Muntefering of Dimock, SD, was selected as the First Place Senior 2013 Wool Ambassador. Muntefering’s first-place winnings included a $1,500 scholarship from ASI Women for her full-length cashmere coat and pleated dress. The senior division was open to contestants ages 17 to 24.

Junior Winner: Kylie Manville of Valley Falls, KS, won the title of First Place Junior 2013 Wool Ambassador. In addition to other prizes, Manville’s winnings included a $1,000 scholarship from Pendleton Woolen Mills and a $500 scholarship from ASI Women for her versatile burgundy and black wool suit.

The junior division was open to youth ages 13 to 16.

Fashion/Apparel Design Winner: Jose Reyes of Houston, TX, won the Fashion/Apparel Design class with his women’s suit of wool and silk inspired by 1950’s styles and modeled by Monika Pham. Reyes’ winnings include a $1,000 scholarship for his winning outfit from the American Wool Council and an allexpense-paid trip to the national competition.

Senior First Runner-Up:

Jacob Worthington of Orem, UT, took Senior First Runner up with his two-piece suit consisting of a jacket and pleated pants.

Junior First Runner-Up:

Brittany Lippy of Manchester, MD, made Junior First Runner-Up with her semifitted, lined brown/blue tweed jacket and matching pants and vest. — WLJ